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CHARMING APARTMENT near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Graniti - Villa Due Angeli - Ezekial Residence

Max Beds: 6, Min Beds: 4, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 2, Reference: 2075

Taormina, Mt. Etna, Siracusa and the coast of Sicily are easy day trips from this wonderful location. The rural setting of the villa and the large terraces provide for relaxed gatherings at the beginning and end of the day. In addition, the beautiful pool beckons on those warm days… It is hard to beat this destination!

(3 hectares) Originally constructed over 500 years ago, this 15th century villa was lovingly restored in 2001 and consists of three separate residences on different floors, of which this is one. Each residence is very private and has its own entrance. The villa sits on a hillside and views overlook the Graniti River valley, covered in orange, lemon, and almond groves. The apartments share gardens graced by 500-year old olive trees, flowers, fruit and nut trees, and multiple terraces for dining or sunbathing. The shared swimming pool (5m x 10m; 0.9m-2.7m deep, open May 1 - Oct 31) is newly built, surrounded by fountains, statuary, lounge chairs, tables, and outdoor showers. Palm trees and tropical plants complete the setting. The villa's original colonnade, characterized by grand arches, is lighted by a series of ceramic chandeliers designed expressly for the villa. The villa itself is accessed via a paved, two-lane road. There is a large, gated parking area adjacent to the villa with room for at least 10 cars.

(240 m2)

Private Outside Area: This apartment has its own spacious terrace with 12 foot columns and lovely views of the surrounding mountains and river valley. It is furnished with 6 upholstered armchairs, 4 upholstered chaise lounge chairs, a barbecue, and two large dining tables, one marble and one glass, with seating for up to 12 people. The terrace also offers two outdoor showers to cool sunbathers. A newly installed Italian tile fish pond and fountain completes this splendid setting.

(200 m2)

Second Floor: The apartment occupies the entire main floor of the villa and is accessed via a private, off-street parking area and through a lovely garden. From the garden, 8 steps lead up to the entrance. A living room with an original 11-foot vaulted ceiling and original stone arches contains a sofa-bed suitable for one adult or two children, a CD player, TV, and a VCR. A large kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with oven, stove, microwave, toaster, American-style coffee maker, juicer, and a dining table for six. One master bedroom has arched ceilings, a 160 cm queen-size bed (with Versace-inspired linens and down pillows), and a cherry wood armoire. A second master bedroom also has vaulted ceilings and a similar 160 cm queen-size bed and bureaus. This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom in hand-painted Italian tile, with a sink, toilet, and over sized shower stall. A second bathroom accessed via the living room also has a sink, toilet, and shower in Italian tile.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Cooking Classes: Upon request

Extra Housekeeping: Upon request

Babysitting: Upon request

Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week

Please Note:

A large art and design gallery featuring works by international and local artists is located on the ground floor of the villa. The gallery has its own separate entrance and parking area, and it does not interfere with the privacy of the residents.

It is possible to rent the entire villa under the name Villa Due Angeli.

As there is no telephone, a cell phone is recommended.

A car is necessary at this property.

There is private parking for 4 cars.

Housekeeping is provided on Tuesdays. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered

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Calendar last updated:
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

CHARMING APARTMENT near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 19 reviews
5

We had a lovely experience at the villa. Philip and Carmelo are wonderful! They couldn't d...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We had a lovely experience at the villa. Philip and Carmelo are wonderful! They couldn't do enough for us and we hope to see them again in the future. They take pride in their villa.

Enjoyed Most:

It was very peaceful and quiet. The grounds are lovely, the the pool was perfect, and of course--there's Philip and Carmelo. The place is beautiful!

Enjoyed Least:

My kids might say that they didn't like the lack of a TV or the fact that they couldn't walk to town. Overall, though, a great experience.

Surrounding Area:

The natural beauty. Experiencing the countryside. Also, the villa is close to Taormina and is very convenient to all the major roads.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Graniti and Gaggi are the closest small towns (1 km), but for us were not in walking distance to the villa. But still, very close to everything you need. I loved the charm of the old town. Maybe for some people, who run daily, getting there on foot wouldn't be a problem.

Tips or Restaurants:

The restaurant right next door to the villa was delicious. Giuseppe the owner was very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. One night we stopped by his restaurant late after a full day of sightseeing. He was ready to close for the evening but he didn't hesitate to prepare a lovely dish of pasta for us to bring back to our villa to enjoy. The villa had toilet paper and soap enough to start our vacation. The kitchen is stocked with all the essential utensils. Plus the town has a grocery store for things you may need to buy for the villa. It would be in the renter's best interest to rent a car to visit the sites in the area.

Directions:

We had a driver take us to and from the airport. We rented a car in Taormina; didn't seem to have any issues with driving and yes we did use GPS. My son felt that Google maps was more accurate to use for this area.

Check In Out:

The check in/out process was simple. Philip and Carmelo, like I said, are wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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5

Great - very helpful hosts. Not intrusive. Beautiful location. Great food, wines and sightseein...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Great - very helpful hosts. Not intrusive. Beautiful location. Great food, wines and sightseeing.

Enjoyed Most:

The pool. It's an oasis.

Enjoyed Least:

No real problems.

Surrounding Area:

Restaurants. Great scenery. Ocean swimming.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi- not really walkable. Especially in Sicily in August. It was hot!

Tips or Restaurants:

Right next door was a simple family-run restaurant. We went twice. I wish I could go now. Owners really supply everything you need.

Directions:

Very easy - no GPS required.

Check In Out:

No hassles whatever.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

Excellent landlords - gracious, friendly and helpful to a fault....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Excellent landlords - gracious, friendly and helpful to a fault.

Enjoyed Most:

Its artistic beauty and grace.

Enjoyed Least:

Road noise. Editor's Note: The road has recently been widened and resurfaced, resulting in less traffic noise. May 2013.

Surrounding Area:

Everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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4

The pool area....

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed Most:

The pool area.

Enjoyed Least:

The road.

Surrounding Area:

Visiting Taormina, the beach.

Tips or Restaurants:

Buy some basic supplies before you arrive - including salt, pepper and olive oil.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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I would definitely recommend this property - one of the best we have stayed in and we certainly...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

I would definitely recommend this property - one of the best we have stayed in and we certainly will be returning sometime.

Enjoyed Most:

The owners were very helpful and welcoming, and take a huge amount of pride in their property. The pool was great, especially for the kids. The villa was nicely fitted out and full of character.

Enjoyed Least:

No complaints at all really. The villa is not that big but the large outside space more than makes up for that. Neither bathroom has a tub which can be a problem with small kids who are not used to showering.

Surrounding Area:

A great combination of quiet unspoilt areas and bustling tourist centres like Taormina. The beaches were great although crowded. We definitely will visit Sicily again, as it now probably ranks as our favourite European location.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi - walkable although I wouldn't risk it with the narrow roads. It meets your basic shopping needs and has a good supermarket with great deli.

Tips or Restaurants:

Don't try to park in Taormina - park at the Cable car stop at the bottom of the mountain and get the cable car up. There is also a good beach there. The restaurant next door is really good - make sure you are really hungry before going though!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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Beautiful property with a great pool, view, terraces, comfortable beds, good kitchen. The owner...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Beautiful property with a great pool, view, terraces, comfortable beds, good kitchen. The owners want very much to make people at home.

Enjoyed Most:

Location to most of the highlights of Sicily.

Enjoyed Least:

Everything was lovely.

Surrounding Area:

This villa is close enough to the beaches, Taormina, Siracusa and the small towns along the coast so day trips were very easy. The east coast of Sicily is filled with great day trips. You can go as far as Noto and still be home for dinner at 8:00pm.

I stayed three weeks and it would have been good to stay one week on the west coast, but quite frankly, I am glad I didn't have to pack and move. The west coast will be my next trip when I visit Sicily again.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi and Trepattello are the nearest towns. No, you could not walk to them easily. There was a small road and very narrow, so cars were too close to walk comfortably.

Tips or Restaurants:

Be sure to see Mt. Etna but have the owners arrange for a jeep to take you rather than go by bus. The off-road experience is wonderful.

Restaurants:

1. The little restaurant next door to the villa

2. The little enoteca in Castlleon

3. La Cambusa in Giardini Naxos

4. Osteria Nero D'Avola in Taormina.

Make sure you buy European hairdryer, not an American one with an adapter. It won't work as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Graniti in Sicily

Property Type:
  • apartment
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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